How to Install Storage Shelves in your Garage

Tools

  • Screwdriver
  • Stud finder
  • Electric screwdriver
  • Hammer

Materials

Brackets

Step 1: consider which equipment to use

To install a standard shelf, you’ll need suitable wall anchors. When the wall anchors are being installed, a hole should be drilled into the drywall and then the anchors can be inserted to securely hold the screws. For cinderblock walls, lead anchors will be needed to grip the screws.

Step 2: Mark the Locations for the Standards

Place the shelf on the wall. First and foremost, measure how far you’ll like your shelf to be from the floor or from the ceiling and then mark the desired spot for the bottom or top of each standard shelf. After doing this, you’ll have to make a decision on how far apart the standards have to be in order to hold the shelf. Then, measure up the length of the shelf, giving at least 8 in. of overhang on the exterior of each standard, as to not allow the shelf be placed on the very edge of the brackets.

Step 3: Mark the Positions of the Anchor and Insert

Place the first standard up on the wall, and confirm it is both plumbed vertically and leveled horizontally with the aid of a level. The standard will have open holes meant for screws; place a pencil inside each hole to mark the position for the wall anchor. Find the studs in the walls using a stud sensor to locate them.

Take this standard off the wall. Then, insert the anchors at the marked spot using a drill and screwdriver, or you can use a power screwdriver (if you’ll use self-tapping drywall anchors).

Step 4: Attach the Standards

Line the standard properly over the anchors and be sure once again that it is plumb and level. Then attach the screws through the slots on the standard and then into the anchors. Properly screw the standard.

Re-confirm the spacing between each standard and install the second standard using the above process.

Step 5: Insert the Shelf Brackets

Correctly insert the brackets into the appropriate standard slot and gently tap them in with your hammer. Now, you can place your shelf on the brackets and start utilizing your new storage shelf!

 

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